After a cold, damp Friday, it was rather windy into Saturday with very strong easterly gusts throughout the night. The weekend has been quite mild, with a fair bit of sunshine today, though it was hazy as Saturday's overnight rain evaporated.
numbers along Camino de Avedin reached 7 yesterday evening as they continued to feed on the catkins of a couple of mature silver birch trees; also seen along the track were Great-spotted Woodpecker, Black Redstart, Short-toed Treecreeper
, Common Chiffchaff and just a couple of Hawfinch
. A resident pair of Common Buzzard took advantage of the strong winds to indulge in some spectacular display flights and Green Woodpecker are calling frequently.
Checking out the Rio Genal below Gaucin around mid-day today produced the first Barn Swallow
of the year; also Common Kestrel, Grey Heron, Song Thrush, House Martin, Crag Martin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Sardinian Warbler and 10+ Common Chiffchaff (at least one singing).
|'High seas' at Sabinillas beach on Saturday|
|A few Wall Brown butterflies around - this one not in the best of shape!|
|Misty sunshine - looking towards Sierra Crestellina|
|Rio Genal looking quite muddy after the recent rains|